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25/03/2018 - Jakes Rakes

My new weed rake


Last season I lost a double sided weed rake that had been made by a blacksmith in Ireland in the 1950’s, there have been many occasions when I have had to strip off then dive in to retrieve the rake, on one occasion it remained in the depths of a Gloucestershire gravel pit for several months. Eventually the following May as I paddled around in my small boat I spotted the rake. Ten minutes later I was reunited my old friend, even if I was blue with cold. Then last year the rake got hooked up on the Wye in a far too dangerous place for me to go in the river. I tied the rope off on a tree, today after all the big floods the rake is still in the river. I was talking to Rob of RB Traditional of my problem when he mentioned Jakes Rakes, I immediately ordered one costing me less than £40-00 which included postage. I’m more than pleased with my purchase.




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